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Old 12-16-2013, 02:01 PM
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I've never tried dubbing wax and often wondered if it's worth buying. If you want tacky, why not try a wax toilet bowl ring? . You'll get a lifetime supply for only a couple bucks.
the toilet ring is an option but there would be just too much for the little amount i would use. most of it would probably end up drying out by the time i would be ready to break of another piece and would have to be thrown away.
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I make my own, I mostly use it for thread wax, This is the recipe I use
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I need to order one of those wax sticks.
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What?...You didn't plan ahead?

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Old 12-16-2013, 05:32 PM
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I use SPG black powder bullet lube for black powder cartridge rifles,,ie,,Sharps etc.

It's odorless to 'me' anyways. And I catch trout ,so....

I could share a little bit if someone wanted to try it.
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Three Rivers Archery Bow string makers wax !! Works great is sticky, they use this to make Flemish strings.
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Default Re: dubbing wax

I have always used wax, of course, I don't do a loop either, just wax the thead and twirl it on. I use parrafin, currently a tube of Wapsi, but hell chapstick will do. I think something stickier like tallow would be great.
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I'm not a DIY guy on this stuff either. I think I'm using Veinard right now that I had bought from Great Feathers. Check there or Feathers MC for cobbler's wax.
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Default Re: dubbing wax

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I've never tried dubbing wax and often wondered if it's worth buying. If you want tacky, why not try a wax toilet bowl ring? . You'll get a lifetime supply for only a couple bucks.
excellent idea
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